A consultative meeting with community-based organizations and students’ unions of Arunachal Pradesh was held in Itanagar on August 19 to discuss on issues related to constitutional safeguards for the rights of indigenous people of the state.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein presided the consultative meeting attended by representatives of various community-based organizations and students’ unions.
In his opening remarks, Mein said that the meeting has been called by the government to give a bigger platform to the people of the state to discuss the issue in a transparent manner. He said that the committee chaired by him is not a recommending committee. He said: “We are here to take note of the views expressed by the members of respective community-based organizations and the student bodies and to report their views to the chief minister.”
The committee was headed by the deputy chief minister as the chairman and seven other cabinet ministers as its members: Bamang Felix, Alo Libang, Tumke Bagra, Mama Natung, Tage Taki, Taba Tedir, Nakap Nalo and Kaling Tayeng with commissioner (home) as the member secretary.
On the occasion, Senior Additional Advocate General Kardak Ete made a presentation on the constitutional provisions to the state of Arunachal Pradesh under Article 371 (H) and other related articles/acts in the constitution.